Swimming and water safety remain an important part of the PE curriculum at our school as we believe that it is another way of helping the children to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Schools have the responsibility to publish swimming data.
This data shows how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations. By the end of Key Stage 2 children should be able to:
- Swim 25 metres.
- Use a variety of different strokes e.g. breast stroke, back stroke and front crawl.
- Be able to perform a safe self-rescue.
Current swimming provision:
Throughout the academic year pupils in Year 4 attend weekly swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. During their weekly sessions the children are grouped according to their ability and are taught to:
- Swim confidently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- Use a range of strokes.
- Perform a safe, self-rescue in different water situations.
The children will be assessed in the water at different stages throughout the year and data will also be received and reported on our website. Of the current Year 6 cohort:
- 68.96% can swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 85% can use a range of strokes.
- 96% can perform a safe, self-rescue.
Further improvement and development:
We will be providing Year 3 children with a weekly swimming session in the Summer Term in order to prepare them for swimming for a full year in Year 4.